The Port of Hamburg achieves above-average growth and expands market position in 2013 first half
Total throughput in the Port of Hamburg in the first six months of 2013 reached 68.1 million tons (+ 3.5 percent). Both on imports and exports of general and bulk cargoes, results were positive. Totalling 46.5 million tons, the container handling that predominates in Hamburg as a universal port totalled 4.5 million TEU (20-ft standard containers), representing a 2.1 percent increase.
Seit Anfang 2013 gibt es in Hamburg keinen Freihafen mehr. Hafen TV war
zu Gast beim Zoll, erklärt was sich im täglichen Geschäft geändert hat
und war mit einem mobilen Kontrolltrupp auf einem Terminal unterwegs.
The prototypes of a new type of ISO container have recently made their successful maiden voyage while being shipped from Hamburg to Montreal and return. The so-called Tworty Box (Tworty = twenty + forty) allows either for the usage as a standard 20ft box or coupled with another Tworty Box as a fully utilisable standard 40ft box. At the beginning of April the boxes were loaded in coupled condition on board OOCL's container vessel "OOCL Montreal". They were shipped as shippers owned boxes on account of the Belgium headquartered LCL division of global forwarder DHL.
Published by Port of Hamburg Marketing, the new 2013/2014 edition of “Port of Hamburg Liner Services” (78 pages) provides a comprehensive overview of direct liner connections from Germany’s largest seaport. This magazine-format Special contains a listing of the Port of Hamburg’s services under liner, feeder and short-sea categories. Sailings from Hamburg’s partner ports of Cuxhaven and Lübeck are also included.
With the new edition of the “Port of Hamburg Handbook 2013”, Port of Hamburg Marketing provides an insight into the variety and range of services of the Port of Hamburg. In various articles the new issue provides port customers and all those with an interest in the Port of Hamburg useful information in German and English on the range of services of the mainly small and medium-sized firms, or Mittelstand that constitute the bulk of all businesses in the port, and of partner ports in the region.
The Port of Hamburg has reason to look to the future with optimism. At 32.8 million tons, total seaborne cargo throughput for the first three months of 2013 put the Port of Hamburg back on a growth course. The trend in bulk cargo handling, especially, fuelled the increase in seaborne cargo handling: In the first quarter of the year a total of 10.1 million tons of bulk cargoes were handled in Hamburg, corresponding to an increase of 6.3 percent.